Broncos’ Win Streak Halted in Series Finale at Austin Peay

Brett SundeWMU Athletic Media Relations  CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.- Western Michigan baseball had a five-game winning streak come to an end Sunday, falling to Austin Peay in game three of a three-game series against the Governors, 6-1. After four scoreless innings, Austin Peay got on the board with two runs in the fifth. Western Michigan shot back […]

$125K in grants coming for Port of Muskegon from the West Michigan Prosperity Alliance

MUSKEGON, MI – West Michigan officials are ready to spend $125,000 to study the best way to develop the Port of Muskegon. The Port of Muskegon project made a short list of projects that the newly formed West Michigan Prosperity Alliance announced it would help fund. The port was the alliance’s top priority when members […]

$2.5 million on Lake Michigan: The place to be when the weather breaks

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of stories on high-priced homes in Southwest Michigan. FENNVILLE, MI — The Lake Michigan shoreline may not be at its peak popularity this time of year. But it becomes the place to be after the winter weather breaks. “Now is the time to buy lakeshore property,” says Amy O’Sullivan, […]

Meijer sells 5 C-store gas stations in Grand Rapids, Lansing

Meijer Inc. has sold five standalone convenience store and gas station operations to the Sparta-based American Gas and Oil Company.Mlive file photo  WALKER, MI — Meijer has sold five of its stand-alone convenience stores and gas stations to CITGO Petroleum Corporation and CITGO marketer American Gas and Oil, or AGO. Sparta-based AGO, which announced the […]

Kindel Furniture revamps image, New York showroom

NEW YORK, NY — Grand Rapids area-based Kindel Furniture has hired acclaimed designer Eric Cohler to revamp its image and its New York showroom. The new space, unveiled at the New York Design Center on Lexington Avenue, is intended to showcase the 114-year American luxury brand for the public and the design industry. It features […]

Furniture supplier’s $8.8M Holland expansion will create 206 jobs

OMT-Veyhl is plans to double the size of its USA headquarters in Holland Township.Lakewood Inc. website  HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, MI — OMT-Veyhl USA Corp. plans to invest $8.8 million to double the size of its current manufacturing plant in Holland Township. The expansion will add 206 new jobs, doubling the furniture supplier’s current workforce of 200 […]

White Lake Community Business Expo to feature more than 50 businesses

WHITEHALL, MI – If it’s a service in the White Lake area, it will likely be on display. Courtesy Photo  More than 50 businesses from Montague and Whitehall will be showcasing their services when the White Lake Community Business Expo returns to Whitehall High School, 3100 White Lake Dr., from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on March […]

Herman Miller announces changes in senior leadership

Greg BylsmaHerman Miller Mike Stuk  ZEELAND, MI — Herman Miller is making changes to its leadership team following the departure of chief operating officer Curt Pullen. Greg Bylsma, who has served as chief financial officer since 2009, will take over the COO duties at the Zeeland-based office furniture company. Jeff Stutz, chief accounting officer and […]

Norton Shores council members likely to adopt new wildlife management plan, pass turkey and deer feeding ban

NORTON SHORES, MI – After more than a year of in-depth discussion and research on controlling the city’s wildlife population, Norton Shores city officials are ready to take action. Council members on Tuesday, March 3 will consider a resolution to adopt a wildlife management plan and will introduce an ordinance amendment to ban the feeding […]

Today’s obituary is Charles H. "Chuck" Benedict of North Muskegon, 95

  CHARLES H. “CHUCK” BENEDICT, 95, died Thursday, Feb. 26. Benedict was born Scottville, Mason County. The U.S. Army Veteran served in the European Theater of WWII and subsequently received a Purple Heart award. He operated a charter fishing boat at Grand Marias by Lake Superior and had also worked for Kaydon Bearing and Norchuk […]